By Maimuna Sey-Jawo
The United Democratic Party mayoral candidate for Banjul City Council Rohey Malick Lowe has given the Gambia Organization of the Visually Impaired (GOVI) with a cash amount of D150, 000 at a ceremony held at the GOVI office in Kanifing.
According to officials of GOVI, the presentation was a request they made to Rohey to support them with a view to organizing their national General Conference which is held every 4 years.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony Gaira Lamin, the National Treasurer of GOVI thanked Roehy for the timely gesture.
Lamin called on others to emulate Rohey’s good gesture and help the differently able, noting only God can reward a person who helps people with disabilities. He prayed for Rohey’s victory in the incoming polls and assured her that the amount donated will be put into good use.
Njaga Jammeh, the Councilor of Jollof Town Ward, said Rohey is not doing this for politics as most of the beneficiaries are not from Banjul, noting that Rohey is born and brought up in Banjul.
For Rohey Malick Lowe herself, the donation was apolitical.
“I am not doing this for politics but my aim is to help the poor and needy and as well as empower women and girls as the future leaders,” she said.